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Windows 7: Link 2 folders in different locations?

03 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Link 2 folders in different locations?

Is there a way to link 2 folders? I have a Dropbox account and folder in one area of my documents and a school folder in another. When I save assignments I am working on to my school folder, I'd like to have it automatically make a copy in my Dropbox folder so that I can access these files remotely from other computers. Is this possible?


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03 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Yes, I think you'll be looking for Microsoft Sync Toy (Download details: SyncToy 2.1).

As you are on a school network you may have a hard time convincing your IT department to let you run it.

Alternatively you could just have a short cut in the Work area which points straight to Drop Box which is far easier to do because no extra software is required and there are no files to be copied.

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03 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

Thanks. That exactly what I was looking for. Would be nice if it just automatically synchronized the folders when a change is made rather than me having to open the application and click run, but that's not a huge deal.
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03 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Junctions? Command Propmt command mklink
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